Speaker List - 7th Annual Infection Control, Sterilization & Decontamination Conference

7th Annual Infection Control, Sterilization & Decontamination Conference

23rd -24th March 2023 | ILEC Conference Centre & Ibis London Earls Court, London
CONFERENCE SPEAKERS
Advisors
Catherine Wagland
Catherine Wagland
Infection Control Matron and Deputy DIPC,
Moorfields Eye Hospital


An experienced senior infection prevention and control specialist, with a wide range of expertise within the hospital & health care setting. Catherine has presented at international conferences for the World Association of Eye Hospitals in Michigan, USA and the International Ophthalmic Nurses Association in Leeds. Her work has involved providing IPC consultation advice for a healthcare provider in Chile and for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London and more recently was the designated IPC Lead in setting up the North Central London mass covid vaccination centres. 

Catherine has had poster presentations at the Infection Prevention Society and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, authored and co-authored several publications on IPC in ophthalmology and written lectures for the MEH/UCL MSc in Orthoptics.


John Prendergast
John Prendergast
Authorised Engineer (Decontamination),
Special Estates Services, UK


Works as Senior Decontamination Engineer at NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership/Specialist Estates Services. John manages the team where the role is defined to provide technical advice, validation services and promote and develop guidance. The work entails providing a service to Welsh Government and NHS organisations to ensure systems are in place to promote best practise within decontamination of medical devices and compliance with the appropriate regulatory framework. John works closely with multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals within Wales to promote standards for the decontamination of medical devices


Walid Al-Wali
Walid Al-Wali
Senior Consultant Medical Microbiologist and Vice-Chair for Clinical Pathology,
The Hamad Medical Corporation, State of Qatar


In 1997, he was appointed as Consultant Medical Microbiologist/Infection Control Doctor of the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, UK. He was granted Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer status with the University of Sheffield. He was then appointed as Director of Infection Prevention and Control for the Trust in 2000 until 2017. 

He led the Level 7 Credit 30 Healthcare Associated Infections Module at Sheffield Hallam University annually since 2011 which was consistently highly evaluated.  He co-led the Medical Leadership Programme for Iraqi doctors, dentists and pharmacists at the University within the context of a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Health. 

When appointed in Qatar November 2017 through his appointment as Senior Consultant Medical Microbiologist and Chair of Infection Prevention and Control Committee of Ambulatory Care Center and Vice-Chair of Infection Prevention and Control of Al-Wakra Hospital and then Vice-Chair of Clinical Pathology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology of the Hamad Medical Corporation he has led several initiatives in Clinical Microbiology, Infection Prevention and Control and in management namely workforce affairs and governance matters within the DLMP.

During the Covid-19 Pandemic was appointed as the DLMP Focal Point for Covid-19 testing and was involved in numerous initiatives in the diagnosis, prevention and control of Covid-19 at the Hamad Medical Corporation including active engagement with the press, radio, and TV media.


Dr. Ahmed Baggashi
Dr. Ahmed Baggashi
CSSD & Infection Control Supervisor, Ministry of Health, Director of Saudi health Education Team, Founder,
SterilizationToday Magazine, KSA


Dr. Ahmed is currently the Head of Saudi health education team and founder of sterilization today magazine and infection control/CSSD Supervisor & Educator with Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia. He is the clinical instructor for Int. Medical Academy. He holds a diploma in IPC/SPD and Phd. MSc. Health education. He is also an author of many CSSD books.


Speakers
Catherine Wagland
Catherine Wagland
Infection Control Matron and Deputy DIPC,
Moorfields Eye Hospital


An experienced senior infection prevention and control specialist, with a wide range of expertise within the hospital & health care setting. Catherine has presented at international conferences for the World Association of Eye Hospitals in Michigan, USA and the International Ophthalmic Nurses Association in Leeds. Her work has involved providing IPC consultation advice for a healthcare provider in Chile and for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in London and more recently was the designated IPC Lead in setting up the North Central London mass covid vaccination centres. 

Catherine has had poster presentations at the Infection Prevention Society and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, authored and co-authored several publications on IPC in ophthalmology and written lectures for the MEH/UCL MSc in Orthoptics.


John Prendergast
John Prendergast
Authorised Engineer (Decontamination),
Special Estates Services, UK


Works as Senior Decontamination Engineer at NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership/Specialist Estates Services. John manages the team where the role is defined to provide technical advice, validation services and promote and develop guidance. The work entails providing a service to Welsh Government and NHS organisations to ensure systems are in place to promote best practise within decontamination of medical devices and compliance with the appropriate regulatory framework. John works closely with multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals within Wales to promote standards for the decontamination of medical devices


Senior Representative
Senior Representative
,
Pentax Medical



Rawaa Jamadar
Rawaa Jamadar
Infection Prevention & Control Specialist | Senior Quality Ambassador,
Royal Commission Health Services Program


A dedicated Infection Prevention & Control Specialist with a creative attitude and mindset for new projects development with around ten years of experience specialized in the health care space. Personable certified Biologist, Science, Biology, English and Computer Teacher, Central Sterilization Technician, IPC Specialist, ISO 9001 Lead Implementer, Senior Quality Ambassador, International Professional OSHA Trainer, Risk Management and Saudi Society of Infection Control 1st Member of my specialty. Successful at building strong professional relationships. Manages work by maintaining high team morale and energy. Skilled mentor and mediator who excels at bringing out the best in team members. Excellent communication, organizational and analytical capabilities. 


Pavan Pankhania
Pavan Pankhania
European Product Manager,
Germitec



Ursula Morby
Ursula Morby
Decontamination Lead,
UL Hospital Limerick



Walid Al-Wali
Walid Al-Wali
Senior Consultant Medical Microbiologist and Vice-Chair for Clinical Pathology,
The Hamad Medical Corporation, State of Qatar


In 1997, he was appointed as Consultant Medical Microbiologist/Infection Control Doctor of the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, UK. He was granted Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer status with the University of Sheffield. He was then appointed as Director of Infection Prevention and Control for the Trust in 2000 until 2017. 

He led the Level 7 Credit 30 Healthcare Associated Infections Module at Sheffield Hallam University annually since 2011 which was consistently highly evaluated.  He co-led the Medical Leadership Programme for Iraqi doctors, dentists and pharmacists at the University within the context of a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Health. 

When appointed in Qatar November 2017 through his appointment as Senior Consultant Medical Microbiologist and Chair of Infection Prevention and Control Committee of Ambulatory Care Center and Vice-Chair of Infection Prevention and Control of Al-Wakra Hospital and then Vice-Chair of Clinical Pathology, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology of the Hamad Medical Corporation he has led several initiatives in Clinical Microbiology, Infection Prevention and Control and in management namely workforce affairs and governance matters within the DLMP.

During the Covid-19 Pandemic was appointed as the DLMP Focal Point for Covid-19 testing and was involved in numerous initiatives in the diagnosis, prevention and control of Covid-19 at the Hamad Medical Corporation including active engagement with the press, radio, and TV media.


Elaine Cloutman-Green
Elaine Cloutman-Green
Consultant Clinical Scientist (Infection Control Doctor),
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, UK


Dr Elaine Cloutman-Green is a Consultant Clinical Scientist working within Infection Prevention and Control and Lead Healthcare Scientist at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).  She started her Clinical Scientist training in 2004 in Microbiology and in 2007 she specialised in Infection Prevention and Control.  Her research focusses on the development and implementation of rapid molecular typing schemes and investigation of the role of the environment in transmission of infection.  She is the Chair of the Environmental Network, an Executive Member of the Society for Applied Microbiology, member of the ACB Microbiology Professionals Committee, and Country Ambassador for the American Society of Microbiology.  She also holds strategic positions as Diagnostic Lead for the NIHR CRN Infection National Specialty Group, alongside membership of the NHS England AMR Programme Board and London Clinical Senate Council.  In 2021 she was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to healthcare.  Follow @girlymicro on Twitter.


Rod Pedro
Rod Pedro
Decontamination Senior Supervisor,
Princess Royal University Hospital and Orpington Hospital



Darren Mills
Darren Mills
Independent Theatre Practitioner,
UK


I am a registered ODP with an interest in Decontamination Science within the operating department as well as education. During my career I have worked in many roles from Theatre Manager to Sterile Services Manager for a large NHS Trust where I undertook further education in ‘Decontamination Science’ as well as ‘Leadership Skills’. In recent times I have worked as part of the commissioning team for a brand-new Hospital which achieved a CQC outstanding rating at its first attempt. Currently I am working as a consultant in Theatre Management to a large private healthcare provider in the UK whilst studying for a Masters Degree in Business and Administration with the Open University.


Trevor Garcia
Trevor Garcia
Decontamination Consultant, Ex Director of Education ,
The Institute of Decontamination Sciences (IDSc), UK


Trevor now works as an independent consultant providing professional advice and training in decontamination after 37 years in the NHS. He held various Decontamination roles at 2 Trusts and as such he has gained substantial experience within the field. Include the design and operation of new builds in sterile services and endoscopy. He also was an Associate Director of Clinical Support Services at Surrey and Sussex NHS Healthcare Trust for 2 years where he gained further knowledge of Pathology, Radiology, Outpatients, Cancer Services and Pharmacy.

Trevor was the Director of Education for the Institute of Decontamination Sciences (IDSc) from 2011 to 2018 (end of term of office) and led a team with Health Education England developing an apprenticeship programme for decontamination personnel. He is still a member of the IDSc education sub committee and arranges the speakers for the annual IDSc conference


Elis Bazoni
Elis Bazoni
SSD/Endoscopy Decontamination Unit Team Leader,
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK


Theatre Nurse with MBA in Sterilization Service / Decontamination Unit. An expert on medical sterile devices, flexible endoscope cleaning and desinfection and SSD consumables. Currently Team Leader in Sterile Service and Endoscopy Decontamination Unit (NNUH/ NHS) .Experience in Theatre, Infection Prevention and Control, Quality System with implementation and maintenance of ISO13485. Abstract exhibition at the 21st World Steriliztion Congress - Geneva/Switzerland (2021). Participated in the ABNT/ISO - Sterilization Studies Committee (2017)


Richard Merch Sabino
Richard Merch Sabino
Decontamination Lead,
Spire Healthcare Group, Harpenden, UK


Richard has worked in a healthcare sector for a long time and almost half of it is within a Decontamination Sector in numerous respected institutions. He has worked with Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Aspen Healthcare Ltd. At present with Spire Healthcare Group - Harpenden he is responsible for managing the decontamination of medical device service of specialities, liaising with other agencies as appropriate. Also, providing a 24hr, 7 days a week, specialised, service contributing to the safe clinical care of the patient. He also manages staff working within the decontamination specialities including, interviewing, recruitment, appraisal, CPD and performance. He is also an independent Regulatory Consultant - ISO 13485.


Mark Furmage
Mark Furmage
Decontamination Engineer,
NHS Wales



Dr. Ahmed Baggashi
Dr. Ahmed Baggashi
CSSD & Infection Control Supervisor, Ministry of Health, Director of Saudi health Education Team, Founder,
SterilizationToday Magazine, KSA


Dr. Ahmed is currently the Head of Saudi health education team and founder of sterilization today magazine and infection control/CSSD Supervisor & Educator with Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia. He is the clinical instructor for Int. Medical Academy. He holds a diploma in IPC/SPD and Phd. MSc. Health education. He is also an author of many CSSD books.